Middle East

Scare Tactics in Turkish-American Geopolitical Game: Conjuring up Armenian Ghosts


One story that has received little attention is that of an Armenian genocide survivor and killer of two Turkish Diplomats in the US in 1973. Gurgen Yanikiyan, age 77 lured two diplomats into a hotel room in the US State of California and shot them dead…

USA – Iran: Gunboat Diplomacy Still Prevails


Again and again, U.S. politicians’ inhuman cries of fear and terror are emanating from the grim shores of the Potomac River. This time around, it was U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and John R. Bolton, the National Security Advisor to the American President, who launched…

Oman – Not Like the Rest of the Gulf


Everyone who visits this once ‘hermit Sultanate’ could easily testify: Oman is ‘different’ from the other countries of the Gulf Region. Its people are warm, talkative and proud. Despite the fact that Oman is poorer than Bahrain or Saudi Arabia, it actually feels richer, because there is…

Further Evidence US Attacked Syria Based on False Flag


Further evidence has emerged indicating that the alleged 2018 Douma, Syria chemical attack was staged by US-backed militants, not the Syrian government. With the US plotting war from South America to the South China Sea, understanding how US-backed militants staged the attack…

Is there a Way Out of the US-Turkey Deadlock


Washington’s overt aggressive behavior on the international stage provoked by its desire to impose its own vision of the way that the Middle East must look in the future has pushed most of its traditional allies away from it. So it’s only natural that the US keeps losing allies…

Iraq is Reluctant to Jump on the Anti-Iranian Bandwagon


It went somewhat unnoticed by the international media that US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo paid an urgent unannounced visit to Iraq in early May. The reasoning behind such a rushed visit was an attempt by Washington to renegotiate the terms of cooperation with this Middle Eastern…

USA and Saudi Arabia: a Rider and Horse Alliance


US President Donald Trump made it loud and clear that he wants Saudi Arabia to pay more at a rally in Wisconsin on Saturday 27 April, reports the Daily Caller. The ardent champion of democracy said that he likes the Saudi leader, but the oil-rich Kingdom needs to pay more…

US Targets Iran, Presumes Dominion Over Global Trade


If Iran was truly a threat to global peace and security, why would nations like China, India, Japan, South Korea and Turkey be trading with it? Why would the European Union seek to trade with it? Why would the United States struggle and eventually resort to global-scale coercion to…

Will Washington be Held Accountable for its War Crimes?


For more than a decade, the United States has been steadily increasing the scale of its illegal military operations across the Middle East, resulting in hundreds of thousands of civilian deaths. Eighteen years ago, the US invaded Afghanistan under the pretext of ousting the Taliban…

Ever More Complex EU Gas Pipeline Geopolitics


Israel plans to construct the world’s longest underwater gas pipeline together with Cyprus and Greece to carry Eastern Mediterranean gas on to Italy and the EU southern states. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has just endorsed the project. It will run smack up against a competing…

USA – Iran: Battle between David and Goliath


As Donald Trump’s current administration continues to impose tougher illegitimate sanctions against Iran, it has now moved to the next step of attempting to completely isolate Tehran’s economy and to erode its standing in the Middle East. The decision to prevent five of Iran’s…

Will the US’ “Maximum Pressure” Strategy Vis-A-Vis Iran Work?


The US strategy of “maximum pressure” on Iran aims to bankrupt the Middle Eastern country in order to cripple its ability to (successfully) challenge hegemonic pursuits of its arch regional rivals: Israel and Saudi Arabia. While the strategy of imposing sanctions is not new…

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